“There’s something about aprons that really evoke a true pioneer urban homesteading spirit.
Aprons are very “eco conscious” if you think about it. In the old days they couldn’t just up and throw their dirty clothes in a washing machine — it took hours to do the laundry, so aprons were a practical way to keep clothes clean, saving both time and water. Saving water is a big deal these days, so who knew Grandma was such an eco chica.
Besides the their eco qualities, aprons are so very feminine! And we gals certainly need a dose of femininity with chicken crap on our feet, flour dust in our hair and hands, well, hands that are on the “rough” side!” — Anais Dervaes
If you’ve been a long time reader, you know that Sis and I have a love affair with aprons. ‘Tis the essential wardrobe of a modern homesteader. I wouldn’t think of doing chores without one. Seems aprons aren’t considered a fashion gaffe and are making a comeback. Here is an interesting read about aprons making a huge comeback! Aprons are now being touted as “sexy”! (pfffft, maybe they should come out a muck out a chicken coop!) Of course, if you are BBC period piece watchers, apron clad ladies are everywhere!
And even more appropriately, aprons even are having their own celebrated day – November 23 is”Tie One on Day”
“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.”
Participation is simple. On the day before Thanksgiving, November 23rd this year, pause in the preparation of your own meal, wrap a loaf of bread or other baked good in an apron, tuck a prayer or note of encouragement in the pocket, and tie one on…an apron, of course! And deliver the wrapped bundle to someone without your bounty… a neighbor, friend or family member in need of physical or spiritual sustenance, a bit of recognition or just a kind word.
“Aprons don’t hold us back — they take us back,” she added. “They honor women of an earlier generation. And those women were doing the best they could.”
— EllynAnne Geisel
Apron Pattern Giveaway!
To enter, share your apron string stories by commenting on this blog entry and you might just win yourself this darling apron pattern from the lovely Long sisters.
Winner will be picked at random.
Contest ends Tuesday, Nov 22 at midnight.
Happy Apron Day!